toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

longitude

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition a measure of east/west (relative to the Prime Meridian) on the earth — calculated by using imaginary vertical circles on the surface of the earth that pass through the north and south poles and at right angles to the equator
  • They're allowed to catch the fish east of the 175th degree of longitude.
  • Just put the latitude and longitude into the navigation system and it will tell us how to get there.
  • All points on the same meridian have the same longitude.
  • For a long time, sailors could not accurately determine longitude at sea.
  • Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • longitude = a measure of east/west (relative to the Prime Meridian) on the earth — calculated by using imaginary vertical circles on the surface of the earth that pass through the north and south poles and at right angles to the equator
  • I walked down Stoll's Alley and back to the water down Longitude Lane, then up Tradd Street again and through Bedon's Alley to Elliot Street.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • "But, Peter .... even if you're right, due south of this building could be anywhere on a longitude that's over twenty-four thousand miles long."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The skin of the body was puckered into longitudinal folds.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The meridian of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, near London, is the prime meridian for reckoning the longitude of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • In the late 1990s, the U.S. Department of Education undertook a monumental project called the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • This was easy: a latitude and a longitude line crossed right where Bixby would have been if anyone had bothered to put it on the map.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Nor could I more than roughly guess our latitude and longitude.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • I told him that the lines of longitude were there to indicate how far west or east some location was, regardless of whether it was on land or on sea.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • As for latitude and longitude, my marine knowledge was strictly limited to what lived in the sea and did not extend to what cruised on top of it.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A mere matter, for the most part, of latitude and longitude, and geographical position, acting with natural temperament.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The captain having been at Tonquin, was, in his return to England, driven north-eastward to the latitude of 44 degrees, and longitude of 143.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • Can you input latitude and longitude in this thing?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • On the surface along latitude thirty, north of New Zealand, south of Pitcairn, till we pick up longitude one-twenty.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • He put one knee on the fish and cut strips of dark red meat longitudinally from the back of the head to the tail.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • And you expect me, a stranger on your lake, to find this place without chart, course, distance, latitude, longitude, or soundings,—ay, d—me, or tallow!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®